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SFGTV2
Sep 12, 2012 4:30pm PDT
san francisco" changed his whole life. well, it has affected our lives as well. from the first time tony sang this beautiful love song to every time we hear it sweet sounds after a winning giants game, it deepens our love for our home town and for tony bennett. >> ♪ above the blue >> here we are above the blue and windy city been -- sea in your city by the bay. remember 25 years ago, you were to come here and sing with the san francisco symphony for the 50th anniversary of the golden gate bridge -- you were before me at the theater, and you may remember that this place was really filled with people, thousands and thousands of people that came to celebrate. and you could not get through the crowd. so i said, cassette and ok, let's get a helicopter land it in front of city hall -- "ok, let's get a helicopter, led it in front of city hall." they said you were afraid of helicopters, and i said to blindfold you. magically, you got here and sang your song. when you sang "i left my heart in san francisco" and the cascade of fireworks came over the bridge, it was a moment -- i'm getting c
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
and san francisco, and he's doing a marvelous job and this again reflects how our citizenry helps our city become a better city with these sister city relationships and again i want to thank you and the audience too who are volunteers in our -- i really, really thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a great part of our soul of our cities, and giving us the reasons why we can be an international city, so with that, welcome, mayor, and i look forward to not only signing the semlu, and our visits of our various government officials as well as private citizens to continue instigating wonderful ideas and implementing ideas, and with that, i would like to present to you on behalf of our city and to the mayor -- >> as everybody knows, we did have our 77th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, not quite as old as some of the things in paris, and so this is a set of prints, there's many of them. >> oh, i love the golden gate. >> so beautiful. >> celebrating our 77th anniversary. >> so, we give you this, in order the take it home, you have to walk across the bridge. [laugh
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
commemorate today the 16th anniversary of our sister city of cord signed in san francisco in 1976. during this period, we have twice received official visits of the mayor of paris and paris has received three different mayors of san francisco. and each visit has led to projects and agreements between our two cities that have been beneficial and advantageous to each. there is even one exchange in the field of fashion wean the academy of art and university and the most famous fashion schools in paris that begin at the beginning of our relationship and continue stronger than ever today. gladys pamer, the director of the department of fashion, gladys pamer, our sister city committee member is here today, we have worked closely in the area of public transit, thank tos you, mr. mayor, the urban furniture that you showed us in paris now exists throughout san francisco, whether it be the bus stops, public toilets or the french kiosks used to distribute newspapers or other products. thanks to our relationship, we saw for the first time a successful bike share program and i still have my ca
SFGTV2
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundary of what was p
NBC
Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
quote . former san francisco 49er brent jones and his wife hosted a breakfast at their home. tickets to the private event started at $1,000 an ryan can be seen on the terrace greeting guests and the took time to meet supporters outside of the home,
SFGTV2
Sep 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT
the san francisco giants tradition. since we have been in the new ball park, it has been played a total of 573 times after giants wins, including playoff wins and including world series wins. [applause] importantly, you know, we almost lost the giants. in 1993, we made some desperate calls to tony when the team was saved, and we asked tony -- there is only one person that could kick off the new generation, the new era of giants baseball on opening day in 1993, and that was tony bennett. he sang "god bless america" and "i left my heart in san francisco" on that date. it was an unbelievable day. it brought down the house, as did your performance at the all- star game. as did your performance at the world series. you are a huge part of the san francisco giants. as we all know, you have not arrived until you have your own bobblehead. [laughter] last year, we created a created abobblehea -- a tony bennett bobblehead for tony bennett night. it has a voice chip, and when you push the head, it sings "i left my heart in san francisco." tony painted a heart, part of the heroes with hart's p
SFGTV2
Sep 21, 2012 12:30pm PDT
bless america" and "i left my heart in san francisco" on that date. it was an unbelievable day. it brought down the house, as did your performance at the all- star game. as did your performance at the world series. you are a huge part of the san francisco giants. as we all know, you have not arrived until you have your own bobblehead. [laughter] last year, we created a created abobblehea -- a tony bennett bobblehead for tony bennett night. it has a voice chip, and when you push the head, it sings "i left my heart in san francisco." tony painted a heart, part of the heroes with hart's program, and it is permanently on display at union square. next time you are at union square, check it out. it is really quite beautiful. it is only fitting that on this 50th anniversary, we create a permanent place in honor of tony at our ball park. we are going to rename suite 1, the most majestic in the park, sweeping views of the day and the city -- it is now going to be the tony bennett suite. come by for a visit. [applause] we love you, tony. [applause] >> thank you, larry. i have to find a way t
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoots san francisco network. [applause]. >> thanks. today, we are opening our beta program to the san francisco public and with that, we are opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters. [applause]. >> there we go, we're back, okay, so before i tell you about our s*frs for san francisco, i want to introduce someone who has already made san francisco an even better place to live, mayor ed lee. there are two things about the mayor's work and his administration that are particularly important to scoot, the first is that mayor lee is working hard to make this city an even better place to start and grow a new business, and second, he's been a toothless support of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulations to scoot, yes. scoot and san francisco, well, let me first of all put this in some little
SFGTV2
Sep 5, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. >> tony bennett, a household word in san francisco, and for me, all the years i have lived in this city, tony bennett has been like the next door neighbor. wherever i am, whether it is paris, whether it is wrong, whether it is nice, whether it is beijing -- whether it is rome, whether it is shanghai, whether it is some place in africa or some place in russia. if i say, ♪ i left my heart ♪ they immediately say tony and them. that means the national anthem for san francisco and literally for america have come from this extraordinarily talented human being. >> ♪ i left my heart in san francisco ♪ >> ok, here we are down memory lane. we are at the at&t park, home of the san francisco giants. as you know, we sing your song after every win of the giants, so we have been sitting here a lot. you were here in 2011 for the opening, and you sang your song, and guess what? we won the world series. so, tony, we want you back. [applause] >> tony bennett has said his song "i left my heart in san francisco" changed his whole life. well, it has affected our lives as well. from the first time ton
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
people of san francisco through him and through his progress. we have another common link, we believe that innovation can be noble if it starts many the people, so from the intervention of people in the democracy, a dynamic democracy, of course with new cooperation, new act of cooperation, first of all, there's always innovation [inaudible] of working in a smart and efficient way. we work together on the program as smart cities where we want san francisco -- other cities to be modern cities but also civilized cities which means that consider that everything we wish for as far as economic development is concerned must consider the environment also, and the quality of the planet on which we live. with mr. lee, we talked about all these questions and of course we are going encourage all of these new companies and everything that enables us to improve our cities and make them a better place to live and less polluted place to live, as may it in transportation, management of energy, in san francisco and in paris, there are innovations that are certainly ahead of many other cities in the wor
SFGTV2
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of the world that even more dense than what we have here in san francisco and as american cities grow and become more populated, we're in that forefront to do it in a way that's safe, easy and economical and ensure that we are continuing to innovate our 21st century city, thank you for being here, i look forward the scooting with you on the roads. >> thank you, supervisor chiu, the transportation authority makes all modes of transportation possible in san francisco, and sfmta garage is one of our corner stone location partners for the launch of our public data, we're very happy to have director of the sfmta ed risken here to say a couple of words at our launch. er >> thank you and good morning, as the city's transportation director, i have the privilege of managing the mta which is the agency in san francisco responsible for implementing the city's transit first policy. in order to implement that policy, there's two key things we need, we need strong leadership and innovation and what we're seeing today is the manifestation of just that in san francisco. what we need to do as the
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>> san francisco recreation and parks department offers classes for the whole family. rec and parks has a class for everyone. discover what is available now and get ready to get out and play. henri matisse. frida kahlo. andy warhol. discover the next great artist. get out and play and get inspired with toddler classes. experience art where making a mess is part of the process. classes and the size the artistic process rather than the product. children have the freedom to explore materials at their own pace and in their own way. talks love art, especially when they died into the creative process -- dive into the creative process. at the end of the classes, they have cleaned and washup. of.com great way to get out and play. for more information, visit sfrecpark.org. that out and play and get into the groove. rec and parks offers dance classes for seniors. first-time beginners or lifetime enthusiasts -- all are welcome. enjoy all types of music. latins also, country and western. it is a great way to exercise while having lots of fun. seniors learn basic moves and practice a variety of
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2012 10:30am PDT
earlier cycle and for those of you who focus on san francisco, san francisco is participating in this recovery in a way that it never did before in terms of the number of people living here and the kind of jobs that are being created here. we spent a lot of time talking about the risks of what could happen. what could happen in europe? what is the slowdown in china mean? is is there a double-dip recession? and e to think about, but i would postulate to you what should happen after the election, regardless of who should win, the broader u.s. economy does move forward? if we can get the u.s. economy out of second gear, we have seen the broader housing market turn and we're beginning to see the foundations of some job-growth. if the economy can pick up more broadly, what that would mean for san francisco, given the foundation that we have set for us today? clearly looking forward we think the physical boundaries of what is downtown will change. the type of space the tenants want will change. we think that this is a very good time for san francisco. we live in an exceptional time. and i'm
SFGTV
Sep 16, 2012 9:00pm PDT
for all of us, particularly for the people sitting at table 3, san francisco is cool. it's diverse. it's progressive. it's dynamic. it's hip. young, bright people want to live here. i'm going to date myself a little bit, but when i graduated from college, you know, the logic was that you went and found the best job that you possibly could, and if that job took you to cleveland or took you to newark, new jersey, you went and took that job. today if you graduate from college, you move to someplace that is cool and fun, and then you look to find the best job that you can. and that is extraordinarily important for san francisco. the fact that this is someplace that people want to live coming out of school, means that the employees are moving here. this is not something that is lost on traditional silicon valley. silicon valley has figured out that people want to live in san francisco, and the solution, the short-term solution is the buss that we all see, that now start in marin county and pick people up at the presidio and into the city as they go down to oracle and google and adobe, a
SFGTV2
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
renaissance, we feel this is an extraordinarily good site for a corporate campus in san francisco in the years ahead. the footprint is expanding and we feel this is where the growth in san francisco is going, not necessarily into the very tall towers that are being talked about in the heart of the transit center district. that from our perspective are difficult to pull off, given the size of those towers and the height of those towers. one last thing i want to touch on, given that thatis cycle is technology-driven i get asked three or four times a day, aren't we just falling into the same bubble that we did at that time? and clearly technology and real estate are cyclical and we will go through cycles. having been there in sill cron valley in 2000 and sitting here today, there are a couple of things that i see as being significant. first and foremost, the tech tenants that we're dealing with are move stronger financially than the tenants that we saw in 2000. in 2000, the name of the game for these technology tenants was to go public and everybody was looking for an ipo as their exit.
SFGTV2
Sep 5, 2012 7:30am PDT
here not only in san francisco, but across the state. and to mayor lee, thank you for example, your leadership, your stewardship, and her strong support and wisdom of identifying a great leader of china sf and darlene chu, carrying the torch for the board of directors. there are a number of you assembled here and you have done an extraordinary job to demonstrate our commitment not just rhetorically but substantively in terms of engaging in defiance -- advancing our collective efforts to focus on trade and exports. to the entire team that have been at the helm for decades now, here in san francisco supporting our efforts to reach out to china on behalf of them, dianne feinstein who established our sister city our protocol chief, i am honored to be here. a 12 take a brief moment to say a few things on behalf of the state of california. like san francisco, california has always been a state of dreamers, and doors, and entrepreneurs. a state head -- that has prided itself of being on the leading and cutting edge of new ideas. we're one of the most diversity's, san francisco is the large
SFGTV2
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the economy can pick up more broadly, what that would mean for san francisco, given the foundation that we have set for us today? clearly looking forward we think the physical boundaries of what is downtown will change. the type of space the tenants want will change. we think that this is a very good time for san francisco. we live in an exceptional time. and i'm going to paraphrase ever so slightly, but as jerry speyer would say, don't screw it up. [ laughter ] i feel very fortunate to work in this environment, to work for a great company and most importantly to get to work with all of you everyday. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, carl. now we're going to move from the talk about the tech explosion to one of our most significant economic generators, which is the hospitality industry and i think we're going to have some breaking news this morning, if i can call it that. and see some of the first visuals of the moscone center expansion. at least i think so. so we're so fortunate -- i'm not going to waste a lot of time on the introduction, but have i to say that joe,
SFGTV
Sep 9, 2012 3:30am PDT
good of san francisco, as well as california and the bay area. and what i'm concerned mainly about we have a creative concepts or concerns -- creative something or other -- and then at a zero cost. well, my friends, this is a little creative -- what is it called? if you could correct me? concerns? thousand customers surveyed every year for the last 15 years. this is what it looks like. this is the first -- i did 500 the first year in 1998. creative concerns. whatever you want to call it. creativity. these are free. i submit them. you can put it on the screen. submit them -- i splited did for the san francisco taxi commission until they were absolved or dissolved or mergered. and mr. [hao*-efrpg/] knows all and heinicke knows all about that. the report you cannot find online anymore. it's deleted but mr. heinicke said in '07 he was willing to pay extra for services in the sunset, where he lives. he knew that dispatch issue couldn't be addressed then in '07. it hadn't been addressed since '07, since 1998. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> that is the last person who submitted
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 2:30am PDT
>> good afternoon, mr. president. >> is this about the item that mr. reiskin discussed? >> two thing has there have concerned me about the report, and one is special recognition award. now i'm not up here for a special recognition award. i'm here for the greater good of san francisco, as well as california and the bay area. and what i'm concerned mainly about we have a creative concepts or concerns -- creative something or other -- and then at a zero cost. well, my friends, this is a little creative -- what is it called? if you could correct me? concerns? thousand customers surveyed every year for the last 15 years. this is what it looks like. this is the first -- i did 500 the first year in 1998. creative concerns. whatever you want to call it. creativity. these are free. i submit them. you can put it on the screen. submit them -- i splited did for the san francisco taxi commission until they were absolved or dissolved or mergered. and mr. [hao*-efrpg/] knows all and heinicke knows all about that. the report you cannot find online anymore. it's deleted but mr. heinicke said in '07 he was willing to pay extra for services in the sunset, where he lives. he knew that dispatch issue couldn't be addressed then in '07. it hadn't been addressed since '07, since 1998. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> that is the last person who submitted a card for this section of your agenda. >> then no. 8. >> item 8, citizen its' advisory council report and i do not see mr. murphy here. no. 9, public comment. >> members of the board, probably most people here this afternoon for the taxi item and i was wondering if we could move to that and come back to the public comment afterwards. >> agreed. >> all right. so que with call that. >> moving to item 11, authorizing the director to issue 150 to 200 tetchry full-time medallions for a limited period of time to be leased to certain color [skhrao-epl/]s based sleeps based on objective criteria. >> i think the issue is somewhat straightforward. we quite a while again it seems engaged a consultant to undertake best practices study in a public convenience and necessity study to in part answer of question of what is the right amount of taxi cabs in san francisco? that process has been ongoing. it looks at this point like we're probably december/january timeframe by the time we get those results. but in the meantime, the demands on the taxi industry have been strong, if not increasing. the kind of other factors at play, such as some of the many non-taxi means of transportation that have been proliferating, that have kind of come into the picture since we started this process and given the special events and demand that seems pretty clear that we're unable to meet with the current level of taxi service. what we bring this proposal forward, it had been my desire for the last year to not do something in advance of the public convenience and necessity study and i thought and still feel that the data will serve us best in helping to inform a decision that will ultimately make -- however i think it's pretty clear and i did speak to the consultant who is doing that discussedy. i think it's pretty clear that the shortage of supply that people perceive will be validated in that study. the magnitude of that, i think, is an open question and i look forward to seeing the study. but i felt given these kind of external factors, that it was important to not wait another four or five months, but to bring something forward now. so what we are proposing for your consideration is the issuance of up to 200 permits. these could be temporary permits. they would be direct leased, two color schemes to the taxi companies. one of the reasons to do that is that would be revocable if the demand profile changes or some other factors change or depending on what kinds out in the public needs and necessity study we can make adjustments in the future. in order for these to be kind of viable economically, that they would need to be three-year permits, but at the end of those three years, we would be able to not renew them or do something different at that point in time. we are proposing to make them available to the color schemes, based on dispatch performance. basically looking at the ratio of service calls, radio calls that they take as opposed to just street hails as being a measure of how effectively they are meeting that radio service demand, when people pick up the phone and call or go through an app, to hail a taxi, which is one of the biggest challenges that we have outside of the airport and the downtown. it's very difficult for people to get them. we want these permits to incentivize those companies affiliating with dispatch services that service that lesser met need the best. so we would be proposing to allocate on that basis with some kind of adjustment for some normalization for size of the variation of sizes of the taxi companies that we have. so that is the proposal that is before you. we did post this about a month ago, the transportation code requires that we post notice of any consideration of something like this with 30 days in advance, which we did. i imagine there will be quite a bit of public comment, but that is the basis proposal for your consideration. >> thank you, mr. reiskin. members of the board? anything else before we do that? okay. >> brent johnson. followed by tim santos and john biterros. >> is mr. johnson here? >> brett johnson. here he comes. >> good afternoon, mr. johnson. >> good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak today. my name is brett johnson and i have been a taxi driver in san francisco for 17 years. i have been working full-time in that capacity. i am concerned about the medallion situation right now. i have been on the list for 16 years. it took a year of driving before the old timers talked me into going down and [phr-ufrpg/]ing down my money and putting my name on the list and it's what i have had to look forward to and my years of driver is one day getting a medallion and changing my lifestyle a little bit. not greatly, but being able to adjust myself to my now 11-year-old son, my wife and the highlight that we like to become accustomed to is greater. there is no room for advancement in cab driving other than the opportunity to one day get a medallion. i'm here today because at the last meeting which i was not able to attend, the pre-k medallions are now going to be sold as part of the pilot program being made official and all the medallions being held by the city are going to be sold, which in effect is pulling the carpet from under me and my fellow drivers who have been working as cab drivers for 17 years plus. i am wondering about these medallions that now will go to the companies. i personally have been working at luxor cab and have no problems with luxor cab and think it's the best company to work for as a leased driver like myself. they have done me right. and i am happy to see them have an opportunity to get some of these medallions as well. but i'm here today to talk about the driver. in some of the minutes that were read just now, it sounds like the companis and the dispatch systems are being talked about as if they are the ones picking the people up and they are not. the dispatch service doesn't pick up people. the cab driver picks up people. last week i picked up a psychotic patient from the hospital who freaked out when i wouldn't let her smoke in the taxi. i'm lucky i worked as a psych tech in a houston hospital and i have dealt with that. >> thank you >> is that my time? >> yes, it is. >> i just wanted you to see a real cab driver and i represent hundreds of others. thank you so much. tim santos. john bisteros. >> good afternoon, mr. is on thas. >> hi, thank you for having me my name is tim santos with the company taxi magic. we are the no. 1 electronic hailing system for taxis in the united states. we work with about 100 plus fleets in about 100 plus cities in the country. working with hundreds of thousands of drivers and millions of consumers all over the country, in san francisco, we work with luxor cab since 2008. for more than four years, our year over year ride brother and growth and this is about data continues to double, but each year our demand has vastly exceeded our supply and what we have realized is that here in san francisco, technology like ours can't solve all of the problems. accordingly san francisco has the highest no-show and cancellations. san francisco is widely known as the most difficult city to get a taxi. as demand for taxis in san francisco has exceeded supply, you are seeing new, unregulated tanki transportation and tech companies enter the market, who are preying opinion the well-known fact it's impossible to get a taxi in san francisco. these taxi replacement companis have introduced hundreds of new vehicles into the city, with very little regulation, while the taxi companis have waited patiently. it's time for san francisco to help the taxi fleets, like luxor, meet the demand with more cabs on the road as san francisco as a taxi-friendy city. so please add more cabs to san francisco. >> last year over 3.65 million visitors came to san francisco and they contributed $525 million to the budget. over a third of those visitors came here to attend meetings in our hotels, business meetings in our hotels or conventions. one of the biggest complaints we received time and time again from meeting planners and convention planners and these are the folks that bring the people to san francisco and make those decisions are that there is not enough taxi service in the city. in fact, i have received a recent letter from one of our biggest convention planners asking what is the city doing about this? by adding 150 to 200 new medallions, you will be taking a great step forward in trying to meet the demand of this traveling segment that brings so much to the economic vitality of the city. so with that, san francisco travel association encourages your support of the matter before you now. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> barry toronto, jim gillespie, phillip ward. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon chairman nolan. i am disappointed you are only giving us two minutes considering this proposal hasn't been properly vetted by the taxi industry. i don't know when this appeared in a town hall meeting to give you a proper recommendation on this. also the issue as you in effect will become the medallion holder you are basically making cab drivers employees of anings that is regulating the industry as well. there is somewhat of a conflict of interest there. as some of you are lawyers and have legal background should be concerned about that. if you get sued, due to improper workers' compensation, who is providing the workers' compensation? it should be the medallion holder, which is you. you are the medallion holder, not the company. you are leasing it to somebody else to run the medallion. also, in the $3 million, $4 million you will get per year, there is nothing included about how many employees you will add to monitor the program. you have to make sure you have a couple of employees to mount vernon monitor the program. also you need to alert the public about how many medallions are going where. it's not very well explained in and i think at the end of the 3-year period these drivers could lose their jobs. who is going to play for the unemployment insurance? the concern is that it would be better to actually put out 40 to 50 new medallions. you know there is an ebb and flow in the business. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker? >> jim gill [kwr-eups/]ie, gillespie. phillipward. >> jim gillespie with yellow cab. i'm here to support the staff report and for about reason. there is a large unmet demand as all of you know for taxi cabs. even though yellow cab, luxor cab and desoto cab service 90% of all the calls that come in for taxi service, we also pick up 95% of the paratransit. there is another 30% of calls that come in that are never answered. and people finally hang up, because they can't get through. and it all gets back to this shortage of taxis and this demand. the gas and gate model we support for several reasons. obviously we have better control. so in turn provide better service and it will provide more jobs. we have to -- for every cab put on the streets, you have got to put at least four drivers into service to service that cab. so it's going to be a good opportunity for more people to work. while at the same time, providing this good service to the city. so again, we're very supportive of this. it's been a long time coming. a lot of studies that we know being done. there was a study that we recently put together and actually been put together by a former city attorney phil ward, who i think is going to address you next and tell you about the study that we provided each of you a copy. thank you. >> thank you, mr. gillespie. next speaker, please. phil ward, john loewsar, kevin carroll. >> good afternoon, mr. ward. >> good afternoon, my name is philip ward. i'm an attorney for yellow cab and luxor cab and have been involved as an attorney and advisory since 1989. in the report that supports this particular item, staff reached the conclusion based on various data that there was a significant unmet demand for taxi cab services in san francisco that cannot be met by the current size of the fleet. with my letter of august the 31st to the board and the director of transportation, we submitted additional data, current data from yellow cab and from luxor cab that independently updates supplements and coner firms the conclusions reached by staff in the report that supports this item. if anything, there is a huge unmet underestimated the size of the demand and if anything, the current data through june of this year demonstrates that that demand is literally huge and there are more taxi cabs needed in san francisco than even staff has identified in its report. our data shows that telephone orders are not being met. they can't be processed. they are lost. our data shows that the hails on the streets aren't meeting my better result. one could reasonably estimate that 500 cabs would not be enough additional cabs to meet the demand that exists right now. in fact, the conclusions that we reached and the graphics supporting our letter supports the conclusion of an additional 700 cabs would not be enough to meet that current demand. under proposition a, transportation code section 1 11 5 and the city's first policy this board is mandated by law to meet the convenience and necessity process in san francisco. it's about time that you do it now and we appreciate your attention to the matter. >>
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
police department delayed -- delineates the criteria that must be met for an officer of the san francisco police department to be awarded the medal of valor. that includes outstanding bravery beyond that expected in a line of duty, or failure to take such action would not justify censure. with the rest of life actually existed and officer had time to evaluate the risk, and where the objective is of the sufficient importance to the risk, and lastly and most importantly, where the officer accomplish the objective. on july 16, 2011, officer richard hastings and matthew lopez the kill each and every requested criteria for the medal of valor. they exemplified bravery of the highest level. in doing their duty and deterred by the fact that their lives were in imminent peril. they engaged in a gunbattle with a career criminal who was engaged with the ones in respect for public life and wanted to escape to not be held accountable for a vicious murder. san francisco police officers know at any time and anywhere they need to put their lives on the line to do their duty to stop a criminal. july 16, 2011, of
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Sep 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT
employees and they are looking to hire another 20. zeus is truly a san francisco start-stay-and-grow story. thank you for your support of san francisco. you will find dotty's cafe and, by the way, when dotty's opened up, they were half the size they are today. now they are opened up and they are twice the amount of size and you still can't get in without standing along the alley way and waiting for your turn. that is wonderful. and machine coffee was able to open as more employees come to the neighborhood. at the corner of jones, the majestic bank will move forward with the next few months and you have seen that construction fence around it. and you think nothing is happening in there. there has been a lot happening and i'm very, very excited to help reopen that in very short time. two projects are fostering tourism in san francisco. they are on central market the old grant building and the renoir hotel. you have to know for the grant building, when i first started my job in san francisco government, i was at the human rights commission. we were housed in that old grant building. so
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Aug 31, 2012 7:07pm PDT
moment and thank the san francisco police department for your input. if we pass legislation to require additional security requirements and plans. we pass legislation to give the entertainment commission more tools to shut down those handful of clubs that have often given a bad name to the rest of the industry. we passed legislation to pass for the first time a party registry. and we pass legislation to ensure a minimum level of security. all of that being said, the great news is today for that for whatever reason, in part because of good legislation and part because of good law enforcement and in part because of the good work that you all are doing, it is much improved. i know lager get woken up on sunday mornings by tv reporters asking me to comment on the latest shooting. we have an opportunity to ensure that san francisco has the greatest and most vibrant nightlife of any major city in the country. i want to thank my colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do has an impact on our job situation and l
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Sep 29, 2012 9:30pm PDT
direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, which essentially disadvantage and persecute young men of color who on a day to day basis are being subjected to the criminal justice system in a way that is not done by other members o
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
headlines" which takes a in-depth look at issues. cheryl is a long time volunteer for the san francisco leauge of women voters and moderating many of the reforms and past recipient of the women that could be president award. we are honored to welcome cheryl. cheryl. >> thank you everybody. thank you for coming out tonight on a cold foggy san francisco evening. this district election is really important. i am proud to be here. this is a great organization. we have nine candidates and hello everyone. it's a pleasure to see everyone in the beginning and hopefully they remember me later. the way it will work is the candidates will have one minute that you submitted. i have four questions to start with, plus the league will have their own questions and we invite you to get your questions and someone will get them. the questions have been submitted on the leauge of women voters website and every candidate is going to answer every question, so now we have time keepers. our time keepers, our lovely time keepers are out in front here and they will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates have
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
welcoming of san francisco to bmw for this new program, it is my honor to introduce to you melanie nutter. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. my name is melanie and i am the director of the department -- we want to protect our environment -- let's try this gain. -- again. good morning, everyone. i am a director of the department of the environment. we are responsible for protecting the environment, safeguarding our public and environmental health, and helps san francisco lead the way toward a sustainable and resilience future. i am happy to be here today on behalf of the department and city. as you probably know, san francisco -- i am sorry. i joined the mayor in thinking t-- thanking bmw. as you probably know, a san francisco prides itself as being a leader an incubator of new ideas. new ideas that can help us be more sustainable and resilience every day. i wanted to take a moment to detail how san francisco is a sustainable seven -- city. being a sustainable city means we are less wasteful. we are leading the nation with over 78% diversion rate. 70% of our waste is recycled, c
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Sep 15, 2012 4:30pm PDT
you. next speaker, please. hi, nick freeman, i'm a resident and native of san francisco and strong believer in the idea we could have clean energy. i don't think this plan is that plan. i'm not really qualified to kind of dissect all the different problems it has. i think one of the problems that i did feel was a stumbling point that i feel could be addressed would be to kind of understand how we can get a better plan than shell. i don't think we are in a good place with this project. i understand they are the only ones who present it and qualified but i think it is really important to do better. i don't think it is going to be successful or popular or widely adopted or a good model for follow-on procedures if we don't take the time to get it right now. there are several ways that could be done. one of the first is to enlist and adopt some of the community-based initiatives in place. work with some of the power producing groups, some of the private enterprises. i just think handing everything over to shell is a prescription for disaster, thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi
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Sep 12, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, greenhouse gas reduction, democrat control of our energy system, the things that will put san francisco back on the map as the city that is moving forward. >> thank you, next speaker. >> ♪ you ask how much we need clean power, must i explain. we need all my city like roses need rain ♪ i will tell you until we are green and blue until the 12th of never, we will be needing you ♪ hold it close, never let the clean power go ♪ hold it close, meld the budget like puc ♪ and i love you and need you until the blue bells forget to bloom ♪ will need you even if the budget had met its doom ♪ will need you the city and i will tell you green and blue ♪ until the 12th of city never and that's a long, long time ♪ until the 12th of never, and that's a long, long time ♪ maybe give us a dime and down the road i look and there runs budget mary ♪ and she got lots of gold and i know she cares about me ♪ it is good to touch the city green, green grass ♪ of home ♪ >> thank you. [applause] >> will lowery, isabell, eric brooks, joshua, john weiss, june brasheres. >> good afternoon, my name
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
whether given that the employees want to live in san francisco and the employers want to be out where their corporate campuses are. if that is an arm wrestling match, i'm going to bet on the employee, because i think at the end of the day, if you run a major company, and your employee can quit and get off this bus and stop commuting an hour and a half each way each day and skateboard, ride bart, ride muni to work and be at sales force or twitter in 10 or 15 minutes as opposed to riding on the bus for an hour and a half, i think the companies will be forced to increase their footprints in san francisco and i think you will see what is going on demographically as being tremendously important to san francisco in the years ahead. so as we look at this from tishman speyer's perspective, how do we capitalize on this? what do we do? the first thing we do is build housing. mayor brown newsom and lee have done a great job in getting more housing in san francisco and we at tishman speyer have tried to capitalize on this. is this our first high-rise residential project in the project. it's
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Sep 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
good afternoon. welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting. it is tuesday, september 4, 2012. madam clerk, would you please call the roll. clerk avalos, present. campos present. chiu present. chu present. cohen present. els bernard present. farrell present. kim absent. mar absent. olague present. wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> (reciting the pledge of allegiance. allegiance). >> president chiu: colleagues, we have board meeting minutes from july 10, july 17, and july 24 of this year. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor cohen. they're approved. do we have communications in. >> the clerk: yes. pursuant to charter 14.102 and california election, we are in receipt of a communication from john arts, director of the department of elections dated august 1, 2012. a petition of referendum against ordinance no. 10412, the eighth washington street project, the zoning map amendment
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Sep 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
city's economic future, from the 49ers to the america's cup. talk to me about sports in san francisco. >> i was fortunate growing up. i was one that had season tickets to season49ers -- season tickets to the 49ers from what i was 8 years old. one part is economic, which i'll get to in the second, but the other part that is missing is what it does for the city of san francisco to bring us together as a community, as a city. what happened when the 49ers won those super bowls year after year? that was a huge deal for our city and our community in san francisco. what happened with the world series this year when the giants won for the first time in over 50 years? incredible. everybody was celebrating. and that is a huge deal for our community in san francisco, but i think, economically, not only jobs in terms of construction of stadiums and what have you. economically, you know, for those people who do not believe or do not really fully appreciate what type of economic drivers the sporting events and teams are, go down to soma during a giants game. come to the marina when the blue angels fly in
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Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm PDT
do that the best days of central market are yet to come. this is the story of san francisco, a city of innovators, entrepreneurs, risk-takers and doing who look together and work together to make it happen. this is what san francisco is about. this is why i don't get any rest. this is why you don't want get any rest. we want to continue making san francisco the best city in the world. thank you very much for working with all of us. [ applause ] >> thank you mayor lee. what a great tour. i think everybody who hasn't, get out and do this on foot and you can really see the dramatic difference. so now let's take a look at the office market and maybe a little at residential and there is actually an office building underway. tishman spire is the person who will tell us about. so quickly carl is responsible for the portfolio in the san francisco bay area, which is really the whole garet greater bay area and was closely involved in two signature projects over seeing the development of the infinity, 650-unit condominium project and 555 mission, which is the 55,000 square feet building alread
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Sep 5, 2012 2:30am PDT
together to solve the world's problems. this is what happens here in san francisco. we cannot just talk about the problems. we will try to discover ways to solve them. this is, i think, the essence of why this ministry is here today. i want to also congratulate and thank the state of california for its investment in the bay area and in our city and to know that we want to and we wish to help lead this conversation and these discoveries with our friends in china. thank you and welcome back to the old gold mountain. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. i would like to welcome our consul general of the people's republic of china. [applause] good morning, everyone. for the sake of my fellow countrymen from china i will speak in chinese. he will have to -- you will have the translation. [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] [applause] >> thank you. i would like to invite our hon. japanese and -- hon. gavin newsom up to the podium. >> thank you, darlene and vice minister. an honor to see you again. we had the opportunity yesterday in sacramento to visit. thank
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
. two projects are fostering tourism in san francisco. they are on central market the old grant building and the renoir hotel. you have to know for the grant building, when i first started my job in san francisco government, i was at the human rights commission. we were housed in that old grant building. so i know how that feels, and time has come around because many of you know that my campaign office was on mid-market and it's a constant reminder to me this is a place to invest. with the two other projects fostering tourism on central market is the old grant building and the renoir hotel. the grant building was purchased a few years ago and is undergoing renovation to create an upscale youth hostel. and here we are between 7th and 8th, the renoir hotel was recently purchased by the core group, who is planning a major upgrade to the building and meantime while this upgrade is going on, the new ownership has activated the storefronts. taking up the majority of the block, trinity place is the most ambitious project in the area. currently in phase 2 of a 1900-units housing develop
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Sep 17, 2012 8:30pm PDT
generate entry-level jobs for san francisco residents. and so right now we have the top tech employers submitting a list to sf city of the entry-level jobs that they want to hire in the next year. we're going to hand that to ed lee's team at tech sf. they will create curriculum to specifically train for those entry-level jobs that our tech companies. >> it's amazing. do you have -- i have a joke in a minute, but are other mayors coming to you and asking how do i help my own city? >> yes, i am a member of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> that sounds exciting [ laughter ]pt >> it's all the mayors from new york, to boston to los angeles and we all get together twice a year and we're exchanging stories of how we're trying to make our cities successful. >> do you all talk at once? [ laughter ] >> we usually do. we usually do. but this year, they listened to what san francisco was all about. and so at our advice, they created a task force on technology and innovation from the rest of the mayors and they made me the chair. so i get to chair that and i get to introduce all of the technology/i
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go
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Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm PDT
reverse your earlier decision. let us work to educate the voters of san francisco and get this project approved once and for all in november 2013. thank you, marcy and david albert. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> thank you, president and board members. good afternoon. i'm here -- my name's andrew -- also a candidate for district 5 supervisor, and i'm here to urge you to repeal and vote yes to repeal the ordinance. i came here with a lot of experience and that experience is living in florida for 10 years. and that is a place where they build large condos on the waterfront for people that are only there four months of the year. and they do it without the approval or the consent of the public. it ends up in not only blocking the views of the people that live there, restricting access to the waterfront, but really ruining the aesthetics of the area. you need to go to some places in florida to know that's true. we're not tampa, we're not miami, we're san francisco. we need to approve projects that reflect san francisco values. and it's not just about tennis players. it's abo
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Sep 29, 2012 11:30pm PDT
that process is product here in san francisco. we tend to defy the code and vilify the individual who is trying to get a business started. we are not business friendly. in 2004 the city of san francisco passed prop i and required that the city do economic analysis every four years and strategy report. talks about how we improve the economy and one thing we are trying to change to the gross receipt tax and that is a start but we have to press this and business friendly city and benefit those in business and benefit those in need of job when is we have 8% unemployment here in san francisco. >> thank you sir. ms. gavin. >> i would invest in transportation, in public transportation it would be muni. i think a lot of areas that we need to upgrade muni and put it under ground. i would invest in the ferries. i think being a tourist city and many people commute to the city i think it's one area a lot of jobs would come from is invest in the public transportation. there si pending grant for the train to no where with the project. it's $942 million grant that san francisco may get and it's
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